© Karin Székessy, Vier Modelle im Farn II, 1969
"The method simply photographing a pre-conceived object-world cannot be discussed aesthetically here but in its place, it can be said that the photographic creation of an object-world belongs to the artistic process. It is not the physical, material means of photography from which a selection must be made in every artistic work in order to obtain the artistic product as a totality of certain objects or significances, however concrete or abstract the art. In this kind of artistic photography, as practised by Karin Székessy, it is just these kind of objects or object-worlds which represent the repertoire which is the basis for the photographic print as an artistic object. For, as already stated, these objects are set out as an arranged object-world in the projected area of the cone of rays, and their projection on to the plane of the light-sensitive paper (which translates them through a chemical „code“ to an unaltered representation) brings to light the beauty of the illuminated world. Obviously, as in other artistic processes, the natural coding process of photography may be interfered with, not through the selection of the medium, but through the selection of the object-world. This selection, which is derived from the visual competance or the artistic person, primarily gives no cause for extension of the Platonist´s original metaphysics of light. Only the physics of light can be debated here for there is really room for contemplation between the arranged object and its fixed picture."